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Attorney admissions ceremony for Jacqueline A. Nicolas

(CNMI Judiciary) — On Dec. 11, 2017, the Commonwealth Supreme Court held a private attorney admissions ceremony for Jacqueline A. Nicolas. Nicolas was sworn in by Chief Justice Alexandro C. Castro and joined by Judge Teresa K. Kim-Tenorio, court staff, and close friends.

Nicolas graduated from the University of Riverside, California in 2009 with a double major in political science and law & society. After receiving a juris doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2014, Nicolas began clerking for Judge Kim-Tenorio in Superior Court. During her clerkship, Nicolas developed a strong foundation in civil and criminal law by helping decide novel issues and establish legal precedence.

From left, caseworker Jaclyn T. Mendiola, Corrections Director Georgia Cabrera, caseworker Dolores I. Benavente, Drug Court manager TaAnn T. Kabua Demapan, Associate Judge Teresa K. Kim Tenorio, Kristopher Laserna, Jacqueline A. Nicolas, Chief Justice Alexandro C. Castro, Charity Hodson, and Bo Palacios.  CNMI Judiciary photo

Judge Kim-Tenorio said, “Jackie’s contributions to the judiciary will have lasting positive effects. Jackie was instrumental in building the foundation of the CNMI Drug Court without a blue print, which is no easy task. Specifically, she drafted proposed legislation, court rules, policies and procedures, and several grant applications. Jackie has also dealt with many different aspects of the judiciary operations, all while performing her daily tasks as a law clerk.”

Judge Kim-Tenorio concluded by saying, “I am very happy for Jackie and look forward to her continued contributions to the community as an attorney.”